Another Cactus Cup is complete, and after two days of competition:
United Blue and United 2021 have been crowned AYLL champions of the Junior High and U6 divisions!
More impressively, both teams went undefeated for the entire season against the best of both AYLL and ALL competition, making them the undisputed Arizona state champions in their age brackets.
UNITED BLUE | 2015 JUNIOR HIGH ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONS
UNITED 2021 | 2015 U6 ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONS
As much as we're proud of these incredible team accomplishments, we're equally proud of the individual progress United players made across the board, especially the progression made by our brand-new players this year.
Your improvement in just three short months has been impressive to watch, and we hope your experience with competitive lacrosse leaves you hungry for more in the years ahead.
Special thanks to:
All of our coaches this season, for their time, energy, knowledge and commitment to our kids
All of our corporate and individual donors for their generous donations
The Parents Board for making it all happen behind the scenes the last nine months as Scottsdale United started its first season from scratch
You, the parents, for choosing Scottsdale United as the lacrosse club for you and your son(s)
With the AYLL season complete, there's just one thing left to do... celebrate!
SCOTTSDALE UNITED END-OF-SEASON PARTY
WHO: All 2015 Scottsdale United players, coaches and families
WHEN: Sunday, April 12 from 11-1 (U4, 2022, 2021) or 1-3 (White, Orange & Blue)
SCOTTSDALE UNITED SELECTS REGISTRATION OPENS THIS WEEK
Thank you to everyone interested in playing for United Selects! Emails with registration information will be going out this week now that practice locations and coaching arrangements have been finalized.
Practices will begin the week of April 6, with practices being held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
More to come this week for those who expressed interest!
Introducing Scottsdale United Selects travel program!
INTRODUCING SCOTTSDALE UNITED SELECTS TRAVEL PROGRAM
As the AYLL season winds down, the Scottsdale United Parents Board is pleased to announce the formation of the United Select travel teamfor lacrosse athletes interested in continuing to play lacrosse after the Cactus Cup is done.
United Selects is intended to complement the 3d Arizona Selects summer travel team and the Rhino Academy Flagstaff camp. It gives interested athletes the chance to continue to train and compete with a United team after Cactus Cup is done but before the summer options begin.
Here's how it works:
Starts April 13th (two weeks after Cactus Cup) ends May 15th (two weeks before 3d Arizona training begins)
10 two-hour team field practices from 6-8 p.m. 2x/week
Includes two tournaments:
Albuquerque Lacrosse Fiesta - May 2-3
Western Open Lacrosse Championships at Scottsdale Sports Complex - May 16-17
Both tournaments are for club teams like ours, not travel programs
Fees include tournament entries, field rental, equipment and coaches expenses
One combined team for current 4th and 5th graders
One combined team for current 6th and 7th graders
Many 8th graders will be eligible to train with their high school JV teams after Cactus Cup is done, so we will not have a U15 offering
No more than 20 players on a team
In the event that we have more than 20 players interested at each age group, current United coaches will select the teams based on ability, effort and attitude/coachability
Up to two goalies per team
Hotel and any travel/family related expenses in ABQ
Any team dinners/parties/activities
We will have a team hotel (likely a Marriott Courtyard or Sheraton) with a rate <$100/night with free breakfast
Families are not obligated to stay a the team hotel if they have other options
This is an outstanding chance to immerse your player in quality, concentrated lacrosse instruction for 3.5 days, and with the boys staying overnight in supervised NAU dorms and eating meals together at the campus cafeteria, there's plenty of time to bond as United players and as a United club away from the fields as well.
To find out more, download the Rhino Academy Flagstaff flyer HERE.
The camp is open to any current 4th graders and up, and many current and former United/Swag/SLC players have attended the camp on more than one occasion.
Knowing this, we have worked with the Rhino administrators to work out a couple of special deals for this summer for United players only:
1) Use the coupon code "united" when you register and save $25. If you have already registered, contact Rhino at to get your $25 refund.
2) We can arrange to have United players stay together in the dorms, up to four to a suite. If you don't know the exact player your player would like to room with, just list "Scottsdale United" and Rhino will group them together as much as possible.
If you are looking at lacrosse camps this summer, consider Rhino Academy. Having a strong showing of United players at camp not only increases the fun the kids will have, but they'll come back stronger players--and we'll be a stronger club--because of the time they spend together there.